We have all heard about the health benefits of lemon water, right? But, only a few know that ginger water can also provide incredible effects against various diseases.
It is scientifically shown that ginger can provide the same effects as ibuprofen when it comes to pain relief. However, ibuprofen can damage your stomach and intestines, unlike ginger which is completely natural and does not come with side effects.
Health Benefits of Ginger Water
The regular consumption of ginger water can relieve knee pain, osteoarthritis symptoms, and menstrual cramps. What is more, it can boost your digestion and prevent nausea. Due to the powerful antioxidants it contains, ginger has the ability to prevent vertigo, colds, and flu.
The health benefits of ginger do not stop here. It is proven that these antioxidants can suppress tumor necrosis factor alpha, known as pro-inflammatory TNF-α. This cell-signaling protein is related to inflammatory bowel disease, depression, psoriasis, cancer, and Alzheimer’s. Ginger water has the ability to suppress this cell-signaling protein, meaning that it can fight various other diseases.
To be more specific, it is shown that the regular consumption of ginger water can reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, it can reduce LDL cholesterol levels that can contribute to a condition called atherosclerosis which is characterized by a plaque build-up in the arteries.
Homemade Ginger Water Recipe
- 1-2 inches of fresh ginger root
- Raw, organic honey
- Half a lemon
- 2-3 cups of water
In a bowl, grate the ginger root. Add the lemon juice and water. Then, add the honey and let it stand for 5 minutes. Do not forget to stir occasionally. Strain it into a glass. As simple as that! You can enjoy now!